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MACY, John B.

1799–1856

Biography

MACY, John B., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Nantucket, Mass., March 25, 1799; received a liberal education; moved to New York City in 1826 and later in that year to Buffalo, N.Y.; resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1842-1845; one of the founders of Toledo, Ohio, and one of the proprietors of the Rock River Valley Railroad; moved to Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1845 and engaged in the real estate business; moved with his family to the town of Empire, near de Nevew Lake, Wis., in 1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; lost his life in the burning of the steamer Niagara about one mile from Port Washington on Lake Michigan on September 24, 1856; his body was never recovered.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: 1842-1850, 10 items. The letters are addressed to John B. Macy. Four are from Charles Bunker, St. Louis, (March-July, 1842) about financial troubles involving the railroad, and Toledo persons; also from Nantucket (l850) about Hawaii-California trade. Five other letters from J.J. Fullerton, Toledo (1842), and J.B. Drinker, Cincinnati (1846), concern business matters.

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections

Albany, NY
Papers: In the William Learned Marcy Papers, 1820-1863, 14 boxes. Correspondents include John B. Macy.
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